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  • POLAR FLEECE LINED BLANKETS ??

    I just saw a really nice blanket that was lined with Polar fleece. Looks and feels awesome. Just concerned that a fleece lined blanket may hold hair and maybe stay wetter than the nylon lined ones.
    Does this sound like a dumb purchase ? Am I looking for problems?
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    CROSS POST FLEECE LINED BLANKET?

    I just saw a really nice blanket that was lined with Polar fleece. Looks and feels awesome. Just concerned that a fleece lined blanket may hold hair and maybe stay wetter than the nylon lined ones.
    Does this sound like a dumb purchase ? Am I looking for problems?

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      CROSS POST FLEECE LINED BLANKET?

      I just saw a really nice blanket that was lined with Polar fleece. Looks and feels awesome. Just concerned that a fleece lined blanket may hold hair and maybe stay wetter than the nylon lined ones.
      Does this sound like a dumb purchase ? Am I looking for problems?

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      • #4
        The biggest problem is static electricity. The old Triple Crown Blankets were lined with a thick synthetic fleece. They wear like iron (I still have a couple stable blankets well over 15 years old), are toasty warm and I love them, but it is snap, crackle, ZAP when it gets cold and dry. There simply aren't enough dryer sheets in the world to fix it. Maybe the newer ones are better?

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        • #5
          I've always found the fleece lined blankets to be way more static-y than the nylon ones.
          The one I had also rubbed my horse, but that may have been the cut of it (but I don't think so, I think the fleece grabbed his hair more because it was the same brand as his others).

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          • #6
            I repair blankets.
            I require that they be clean before they come to me.

            Take it from me...
            You can never, ever get all the hair out of fleece....

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LLDM View Post
              The biggest problem is static electricity. ......are toasty warm and I love them, but it is snap, crackle, ZAP when it gets cold and dry
              I recently used my newmarket fleece as a liner for a turnout, and yup, static city.
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              • #8
                We use a Polar fleece cooler with caution this time of year. Just about every time I fold the blanket off, the folded blanket ZAPs the horse with static on the way off even with special care taken

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                • #9
                  You will NEVER get all the hair out of a fleece-lined blanket. I made one for my filly last year out of a heavy stable sheet I had. She loved how warm it kept her, but the purple fleece was brown with Annie Hairs after about a month.

                  Static can also be an issue too, if you have a horse freaked out by that. Miss Annie doesn't seem to care.

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                  • #10
                    I agree with the others on the static.

                    It did collect hair, but I think I curried or brushed the worst of it off before I tossed it in the wash. It wasn't much worse in that respect than brushing off a muddy blanket.

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                    • #11
                      It doesn't zap if you're horse is muddy enough- ask me how I know!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by atouchofclass View Post
                        I just saw a really nice blanket that was lined with Polar fleece. Looks and feels awesome. Just concerned that a fleece lined blanket may hold hair and maybe stay wetter than the nylon lined ones.
                        Does this sound like a dumb purchase ? Am I looking for problems?
                        They are nice but static electric zaps are a problem upon removal...
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                        • #13
                          The wet isn't a problem. Polar Fleece wicks well and dries quickly, but they definitely hold more hair than the nylon and don't seem to leave the coat as smooth.
                          OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!

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                          • #14
                            Agree with others - static is a nightmare. My mare always looked at me with a pitiful what did I do wrong to deserve that zap It does also collect hair when the shedding starts.
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                            • #15
                              I've had polar fleece and wool lined blankets and hated them. I only buy nylon lined blankets now.

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                              • #16
                                Schneiders Saddlery makes a blanket with polar fleece sandwiched between a waterproof nylon outer layer and a thin nylon lining. It's a nice compromise between a sheet and a midweight.
                                http://www.sstack.com/shopping/produ...ProductID=6283

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                                • #17
                                  Re static: I am the queen of static, living in Colorado. Do this: Wet your fingers in the water bucket (or spit on them) and keep the wet fingers in firm contact with the horse until the blanket is totally removed. It works better to wet the hand not scooping the blanket off. This grounds you and the horse. Works every time.

                                  I have one polar fleece lined sheet that I save for shows where I have plenty of time to pick off all the shavings stuck to the polar fleece. Bad idea in general.
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                                  • #18
                                    We merged your multiple threads on this topic into one here in Horse Care, where it's the best fit, to avoid redundancy.

                                    Thanks!
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                                    • #19
                                      I don't know about you all, but I would sure take the static over ice cold nylon!

                                      No matter what I do, the lining of my nylon blankets turn ice cold after a grooming or riding session. I don't have a heated barn to it and I already try to fold it so the heat is kept inside. On the occasions that I do use my fleece liner, the static never seems to bother me or my horses.

                                      I like Plumcreek's suggestion about grounding you and your horse. That, or a nice can of Static Guard!
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Plumcreek View Post
                                        Do this: Wet your fingers in the water bucket (or spit on them) and keep the wet fingers in firm contact with the horse until the blanket is totally removed. It works better to wet the hand not scooping the blanket off. This grounds you and the horse.
                                        Man, that sounds smart but also nicely "frontiersman." I'm going to start doing this so that I can look like a pro groom bad-a$$. I'll footnote you, Plumcreek, of course.
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